The cooperation between IWC and the Laureus Sport For Good foundation started way back in 2006 and since then, every year a special limited edition piece has been created to support the foundation. Worth to mention, that also a percentage of the proceeds from every Laureus Edition piece will be donated to the foundation.
This is already the 15th limited edition from IWC and Laureus, and as the other 14th before also this one has a special engraving on the case back. Always one year prior to the launch, there is a Laureus drawing competition where kids from all over the world can submit their proposals and the final 3 will be chosen by a jury. The final winner will be voted by the public, and this picture will be then engraved on the case back for each piece.
In 2020 the winner was 12 year old Melissa Mejia Castilla from Colombia with her Colombiantitos Foundation submission, which can be beautifully seen on the back of the latest edition and in the image above.
After presenting the sand-colored Mojave pilots watches and the white ceramic pieces for the inspiration4 project, IWC is surprising us today with a navy blue ceramic case and rubber strap with textile inlay.
This special 'Mark XVIII' has a diameter of 41mm and a height of 11,4mm and on top a water resistance of 100m! Inside the Pilots Watch Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good you can find the caliber 32111 with an astonishing 120hrs of power reserve!!
Besides the typical 'Laureus' blue dial, the red pointed second hand is for sure not missed as a signature for these special editions.
Surprisingly this piece is limited to only 750 pieces which can be individually numbered, maybe IWC has listened here to their collectors which always prefer an individual number.
The watch is available for purchase from today on for EUR 6.800.